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Sherlock Holmes

Pursuit on the Thames

In Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Sign of Four (1890), the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful assistant Dr Watson investigate the murder of Bartholomew Sholto. As the assassins attempt to flee London on the small steamer Aurora, Holmes and Watson follow in hot pursuit...

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At that moment, however, as our evil fate would have it, a tug with three barges in tow blundered in between us. It was only by putting out helm hard down that we avoided a collision, and before we could round